Fling Into Spring by Reclaiming Space and Protecting Valuables During National Garage Organization Month
Gladiator® GarageWorks Product Discounts Help Garage Owners Get Started

Are you one of the nearly seven out of 10 people who will clean and organize their home this spring?* As the changing season ushers in a renewed spirit to clean, Gladiator® GarageWorks is recognizing the fifth annual National Garage Organization Month™ with product discounts that will help consumers rethink their garage.

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In a recent consumer survey, nearly half (47%) of respondents who own cars indicated they do not shelter their automobiles in the garage and in the same survey, 37 percent of respondents defined "shelter" as an environment that provides protection. Whether it's a car, tools, sporting equipment, or outdoor furniture everything stored in the garage has value. Without the proper organization and shelter these items begin to age and wear.

Gladiator® GarageWorks pioneered National Garage Organization Month™ to encourage homeowners to reclaim their space and develop a suitable shelter to protect their valuables.

"As equally loud as we clamor and scream for more space our cherished yet often overlooked tools and equipment scream out for proper shelter and protection," said Lou Ann Schafer, senior marketing manager, Gladiator® GarageWorks. "National Garage Organization Month™ is the perfect time for garage owners to get started on cleaning their space by properly organizing and storing their valuables."

To help, during the month of April, Gladiator® GarageWorks will be offering a 15 percent discount on garage organization product purchases and 10 percent off appliance purchases on www.GladiatorGW.com.

Karl Champley, do-it-yourself expert and Gladiator brand spokesperson offers the following garage organization tips to help consumers get started during National Garage Organization Month™:

  --  Keep the sporting goods tidy: Stop runaway soccer balls, footballs and
      basketballs rolling around the garage floor by placing them in a
      basket. Not doing so can be unsightly and also dangerous as you can
      trip on a loose ball.
  --  Dress up the floor: Whether its oil stains or left over residue from
      wintry slush and salt, consider garage flooring that's easy to
      maintain and provides a finished look to the garage.
  --  Stow away seasonal items: As the seasons change, store unused items
      behind closed doors. For instance, the Ready-to-Assemble Extra Large
      GearBox is perfect for putting away holiday decorations or storing
      potting soil.
  --  Roll up the hose: Instead of cramming the hose in the corner of your
      garage, invest in a piece of GearTrack® channel and a Deep Hook that
      will secure the hose to the wall for easy access and storage as you
      begin to water the lawn and wash the car again.

For more information about National Garage Organization Month™, Gladiator® GarageWorks product or to take advantage of the product discount, visit www.GladiatorGW.com. Gladiator® GarageWorks also offers a variety of tools to help garage owners get organized. Beyond the Blueprint Estimator, an online design and pricing tool found at GladiatorGW.com, Gladiator brand has created online networking communities for consumers to share tips with each other. Whether it's Facebook®, Flickr®, or Twitter™, Gladiator brand has built various forums where consumers can collaborate on garage organization and share stories and photos about how they have recaptured their garage space.

  *Statistic according to phone survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports

  About Gladiator® GarageWorks

Gladiator® GarageWorks is the leader in garage organization delivering innovative solutions that allow garage owners to organize their space in a way that suits their individual storage needs. It is the only garage organization system to offer coordinated appliances designed for the harsh garage environment.

Gladiator® GarageWorks offers a Premier pre-assembled line and Ready-to-Assemble line for do-it-yourselfers. Products are available through local garage dealers, retailers including Sears and Lowe's or via www.GladiatorGW.com.

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